This course, developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, is intended for an adult audience whose primary focus is youth (aged 12-24). In addition to the four most common disorders discussed in Mental Health First Aid BASIC, this course includes instruction about eating disorders and deliberate self-injury. Participants who take this course are well prepared to interact confidently about mental health with the young people in their lives, including at schools, extra-curricular activities, social services, family, friends, and communities.
Participants will receive a comprehensive manual that serves as a workbook, worksheets and activities, resources, and a certificate upon completion of the course.
Multiple dates in 2020 are available for this 2-day (14-hour) course. Visit the Learn More link for details.
Aims of the course:
- Recognize the symptoms of mental health problems or crises as they develop in youth, including eating disorders and non-suicidal self-injury.
- Provide initial help when facing a mental health problem or crisis.
- Guide youth and/or adults who support them toward appropriate professional help.
- Learn how to accommodate young people who are in distress or are recovering from a crisis.